You Need to See These Old Homes That Have Been Reclaimed by Mother Nature

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As the old adage goes, nature finds a way. The way mother nature works in our world is simply amazing. Regardless of our presence and the damage we inflict on our planet, nature finds its own ways to survive and take over. Although the world has been home to many major conflicts and natural disasters, the planet is always able to recover.

While we may not consider our buildings or homes as damaging the natural world, they are. Buildings overpower nature and create structures that don’t naturally occur, but that dominance doesn’t last forever. When these buildings are abandoned, mother nature swoops back in to reclaim her territory and land.

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While this can sometimes give buildings an eerie look, it really is truly a beautiful thing to witness. This will eventually happen to every abandoned building as long as it is left alone for a long enough period of time. In fact, there have been hundreds of buildings all across the world that have been reclaimed by nature. Here in this article, we will be taking a look at a few amazing photos of the best examples of this phenomenon. At first glance, the photo above looks like it comes straight out of a horror or fantasy movie. But in reality, this black mass actually used to be a home. This was an old farmhouse that sat out in a field, but once it became abandoned, nature began to take it back over. The structure is fully engulfed in vines and it looks like it is crumbling under the pressure of nature. While old buildings like this one (and others) may look like fun to explore for everyone, you really should stay away, especially when they are starting to collapse and rot out from within. These large structures could completely crumble and fall at any time, which wouldn’t be very good for you if you were inside!
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Most of these places that have been reclaimed by nature have a good reason for people leaving them. For example, this house looks like it could fall at any second. This is because it used to reside on an area that water has now taken over. Now it looks as if the only people that call this place home are birds.
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While some of these are clearly completely uninhabitable, this one just needs a little bit of cleaning up and someone could easily live here.
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Wikimedia Commons

This one is perhaps the coolest of them all. Not only has it almost been completely reclaimed by nature, but it is still actually inhabited by people. Vine overgrowth on buildings can be damaging, but this is still a great example of man and nature living in unison with one another. Still, the one thing all of these places have in common is that they are prime examples of nature always winning in the end.
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